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Juice from potato cures ulcers


August 9th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Juice from the humble potato could treat gastric ulcers, thanks to its unique anti-bacterial properties, says a new research.A Manchester University microbiology team now hopes the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

McLaren must bounce back in Germany: Prost


July 16th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Volokolamsk (Russia), July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) McLaren must recover from a string of poor results at the German Grand Prix next weekend or will be left behind by Red Bull ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Karthikeyan hopes to better qualifying show at Silverstone


July 6th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, July 6 (IANS) HRT driver Narain Karthikeyan is eying an improved qualifying performance at the Formula One British Grand Prix to be held here over the weekend.Despite a troubled ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rave drug sparks hope for treating Parkinson’s


June 15th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Rave culture's illicit drug 'ecstasy' can help develop drugs that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease, says a study. A team led by a medicinal chemist ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Insects use plants as ‘green phones’


June 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London. June 13 (IANS) Insects use plants as "green phones" for communication with other bugs, scientists say.Herbivorous insects store their voicemails via their effects on soil fungi. Among the messages ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coffee lowers risk of dying


May 17th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Coffee drinkers may live longer as new research has found they are less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers.According to a 14-year study, men who consumed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Force India end mid-season test with full day of running


May 4th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mugello (Italy), May 4 (IANS) Sahara Force India had a busy final day at the Formula One mid-season testing here as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg shared the duties ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hope for balding men


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a hair-loss protein that could potentially pave the way for a cure for male baldness. Tests were carried out on tissue from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

18 militants killed in Pakistan


March 1st, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed when fighter jets attacked their hideouts in Pakistan's northwest, a media report said.The jets bombed militant hideouts in different areas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

37 students fall sick in Tripura


February 14th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 37 students fell sick after consuming Jatropha seeds in Tripura. They are stated to be out of danger, officials said Tuesday.The students consumed the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dried licorice extract kills tooth decay bugs


January 5th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified two substances in licorice that kill major bugs responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Researcher Stefan Gafner and colleagues, who led the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New fire retardants polluting atmosphere


December 15th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Compounds used in new fire retardants are showing up in the environment in increasing concentrations, reveals a study.The study led by Indiana University researchers in Bloomington, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sugary way to stave off heart disease


December 6th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Mary Poppins was right when she said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down -- scientists have now stumbled upon a sugary way ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists identify four anti-cancer compounds


November 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) Four new anti-cancer compounds have shown promise in inhibiting the growth of tumours, according to a new approach.Jason Smith, doing his M.Phil. in biomolecular sciences from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Taking the needle out of diabetes


November 7th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 7 (IANS) Researchers have found a substitute for insulin to help treat diabetes orally, replacing painful pricks. Over 10 years, Erik Helmerhorst, professor at Curtin University, and colleagues ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mustard compound key to becoming lean, muscular


October 4th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A promising plant steroid found in mustard could help one become lean and muscular. When given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New technology to convert wasted heat into power


September 21st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Imagine thermoelectric materials that capture the bulk of energy lost by cars and machines as heat and convert them into electricity. Thermoelectric generation captures waste heat ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clay locks carbon, promotes soil health


September 15th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) A low-cost and out-of-the-box solution that involves adding clay rich compost helps lock up carbon and promotes soil fertility."Traditional ways to lower carbon emission... include spreading ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Grapes may help you prevent premature ageing


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) If you wish to avoid looking older than your age, try relishing grapes. A new study has found this fruit could protect against skin cancer and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wrongly produced green biofuels can be harmful


July 31st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Replacing petrol and diesel with plant-based biofuels may be crucial in curbing climate change but the manufacture of such fuels could leave hazardous chemicals, new research ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Omega-3 eases anxiety among young


July 14th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Consuming more fish oil seems to significantly ease anxiety and inflammation among healthy young people.Inflammation is the way the body reacts to infection, irritation or other ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Blueberries help build sturdy bones


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Blueberry compounds help build sturdy, healthy bones, if results from studies on lab rats also hold true for humans.Jin-Ran Chen, assistant professor in paediatrics, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Organic food helps people live longer


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Organic food could help extend the average lifespans by 25 days for men and 17 days for women, say experts.Going organic will also keep you healthier ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

VUAA1: New powerful mosquito repellent


May 11th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vanderbilt, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from Vanderbilt University have discovered what they believe is the ultimate weapon against mosquitoes. The new compound has been identified as VUAA1 and the researchers say ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wrong to say Pakistan harboured Laden: Ex-ISI chief


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Former chief of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Hamid Gul Monday said it was wrong to say that the Pakistani establishment "harboured" Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flame retardants in blood of pet dogs at higher level than in humans


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that chemical flame-retardants in the blood of pet dogs are at a higher level than in humans.Indiana University scientists found the concentrations to be five ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Better sleeping sickness treatment in the offing


April 17th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) A breakthrough could pave the way for a safer and more effective treatment for millions in developing countries who suffer from African sleeping sickness, leading to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Older adults ‘consuming more phytonutrients than younger adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new research has found that older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cannabis could help treat epilepsy


April 10th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Compounds found in the leaves of cannabis plants can help reduce seizures in epilepsy that has caused misery to millions of people, say experts.The British government ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Drink tea without milk to lose flab


March 28th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Previous research has shown that tea contains high levels of compounds that combat the absorption of fat.However, a new research led by an Indian scientist has found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Milk in tea could prevent weight loss


March 27th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Mar 27 (IANS) Beware, especially if you want to lose weight - don't add milk to tea, or you would pile on the pounds. Scientists have discovered that tea ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Study says that eat hot dogs for better health


March 25th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kansas, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from Kansas State University has given the thumbs up for hot dogs when it comes to healthy-eating.The research identified that hot dogs along with deli meat ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New research to identify antibiotics that may help fight TB


March 12th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): A new international research is being carried out by scientists to identify antibiotics that can kill tuberculosis and fight resistant strains."We want to accelerate the discovery of new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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